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Nov 9, 2012 12:00pm PST
that c.i.a. director petraeus has resigned. a letter has now been sent from the dni on a statement on the resignation which reads and i quote, "from the letter, c.i.a. director david petraeus submitted his letter of resignation to thement. the decision to step down represents the loss of one our nation's most respected public servants from his long army career to his leadership at the helm of the c.i.a. he has redefined what it means to seven and sacrifice for one's country. since he took over as the director in september of last year, he and i have worked together to tackle and of the most challenging issues faced by the intelligence community in more than a decade. under his leadership the c.i.a. remained instrumental in providing our policy makers decision advantage through the best possible intelligence." now to ed henry who is just getting more information about this. tell us what you know. >>reporter: jake carney is telling reporters the president will have a statement reacting to this. the benghazi story, the terror attack is something that has put pressure on this white hou
Nov 9, 2012 12:00pm PST
. the breaking news we brought you involving general david petraeus the head of the cia saying he's resigning from that position in the wake of an extra-marital affair. that does it. "the cycle" is up next. second hour. >>> this is one of the biggest conundrums facing the gop. what happens when the minority voters have the power of the majority? >> bombshell political news. cia director david petraeus is resigning admitting to an extra-marital affair. andrea mitchell just broke this story, and cease going to provide us with new details ahead. >> all that plus has the obama presidency been good for black people? we have a guest that says not really. buckle up. you're in "the cycle" for friday, november 9th. >>> so the election is behind us, and it's time to confront the fiscal cliff, or as we at "the cycle" call it until we invent poetic phrasing, the gradual fiscal slope. whatever you want to call it, it's staring you in the face. two hours ago the president flanked by middle class taxpayers said this in the white house east room. >> the american people voted for action, not politics as usual
Nov 10, 2012 2:00am PST
cost him his job as director of the cia. former cia operative bob baer and the author of a fascinating article. bob, some people would say what on earth is the fbi doing investigating cia directors? is that how it works? i know there's been tension between them, but it does seem a bit extraordinary. >> i've never seen it happen. i've seen the cia think it has a problem and they go to the fbi and file a crime report saying, look, something has happened here, look into this, and there is complete cooperation between the fbi and the cia in a criminal investigation. but the idea the fbi is investigating a cia director for an extramarital affair is just extraordinary. i have never seen it happen, and it smacks of george orwell, really. >> you know, piers, that's absolutely right. the first shock was he admitted to having an affair. this is someone with a stellar reputation in washington, very well respected. war hero in many ways who was appointed by president obama a little over a year ago to head the cia. now he comes out in his own words, as you just read, and admits to having an extra m
Nov 9, 2012 6:00pm PST
scandal is rocking the obama administration three days after the election. cia david petraeus has been cheating on his wife. we have the details who may be the center of it all. her name is linda broadwell. she has spent a year in afghanistan with petraeus. here is a picture from their website. right now the cia is investigating a tip that she is the other woman. she is the woman named in that fbi tape. petraeus has not admitted an affair directly with her. but he said, yesterday afternoon, i went to the white house and asked the president to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position as d/cia. after being married for over 37 years, i showed extreme poorly judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. this afternoon, the president graciously accepted my resignation. author of "the secrets skreof t fbi," and suzanne kelly. let's start with suzanne kelly. this is a massive blow, really, to everybody in the white house, to general petraeus, to his wife and to the country
Nov 10, 2012 12:00am PST
as director of the cia after admitting he an extramarital affair. they confirm to cnn that the investigators have been exploring tips on an affair with paula broadwell, his biographer. they tried to see if there was a potential security risk, in other words to see if petraeus could possibly be black mailed. petraeus is a highly respected, retired four-star general who commanded forces in both iraq and afghanistan. he was sworn in to run the cia a little over a year ago with vice president biden with his wife holly at his side. that was the swearing in. they've been married 35 years, have two grown kids. so how will this revelation exact the u.s. intelligence community? joining me now is fran townsend and bob baer and suzanne kelly. suzanne, what more can you tell us about the probe into the relationship with paula broadwell? do we know how long this has been going on? >> we don't know how long it was going on, but just the -- so they're the ones that would look into accusations of inappropriate access to classified information. individuals that hold clearances, are they doing what they need
FOX News
Nov 12, 2012 3:00pm PST
the resignation of general david petraeus as the c.i.a. director is hub of a wheel with spokes streaming out in all directions. from how it was discovered to the relationship with the terror attack in libya. it's the story expanding exponentially tonight. we have fox news coverage. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge has the latest on the nuts and bolts of the investigation. we begin with the national security correspondent jennifer griffin on the connection between petraeus, aed mistress paula broadwell, and the benghazi attacks. good evening, jennifer. >> good evening, bret. close friends of general david petraeus tell us he is devastated and deeply embarrassed by how much pain he has caused his family and friends. general petraeus told friends the affair was his biographer paula broadwell that started two months after he left the military around the same time he took over at the c.i.a. september 2011. though they spent nearl year together in afghanistan while she researched his biographer. all in. the education of david petraeus. he says the affair ended four months ago. h
Nov 13, 2012 11:00pm PST
for the cia job. he's dealing with heads of state, administers of defense and intelligence officials he dealt with. >> rose: he's not going to be chairman of the joint chiefs a job he might have wished for in the culmination of his miliry career. how did he take that. >> he was told by second gates in 2010 he wasn't considered. gates came out to check the war and came back and met with petraeus in his office and said you're the key to our expectations, you being the force and the progress and the surge. but i have bad news. you're not being considered. and it stung. he really felt that you know he had stepped down. >> rose: he felt he earned it. >> he felt he earned it, he thought he should be considered but he had mixed feelings actual actually about this position and he tughtbout other positions he would be interested in military. specifically the cia. he thought about keeping the union form on and going to the cia. he proposed that to second gats having liked the idea because he served there before. >> rose: as director. >> right exactly. he took it back to the president and the presid
Nov 9, 2012 11:00am PST
the chief of the cia. general david piskura, we are learning he has resigned. let me check my notes here. he resigned, submitted his resignation to president obama citing personal reasons. this is according to to a u.s. government source. we have suzanne kelly reporting on it. she is our intelligence correspondent in washington. what do you know? >> literally this just come in within the last few minutes. we are finding out more details now. i am looking a statement i just got two seconds ago. general petraeus is resigning from his post. the reason an extramarital affair he's had. he started as the director of the cia in september of last year and something like this is sort of a bombshell days after the election. let me read to you briefly what i have gotten. this is a statement from the cia, i went to the white house, this general petraeus. i went to the president and asked to resign as director the cia. after married 37 years i showed extremely poor judgment in engaging in an extramarital affair. he confirmed he will be stepping down from his post as the director of the cia. >> i am tryin
FOX News
Nov 9, 2012 4:00pm PST
without warning. the head of the cia resigning. admitting in a letter he cheated on his wife. >> at this point it seems to me that there is a real personal tragedy involving general petraeus. >> harris: tonight, reaction from the president, what it means for american intelligence. and the potential effect on the investigation into the benghazi attack. i'm harris faulkner in tonight for shepard smith. fox news has learned an fbi investigation exposed the affair. sources say agents were investigating a bigger case that led them to the other woman. the woman wrote a book about general petraeus called on in. he broke the news to the president yesterday face to face at the white house asking to resign as cia director for what he called personal reasons. today general petraeus told cia staffers, quote: after being married for over 37 years i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in extramarital affair. such behavior is unacceptable. both as a husband and a leader of the organization such as ours. this afternoon, president obama graciously accepted my resignation. general petr
Nov 9, 2012 6:30pm EST
petraeus was sworn in as director of the c.i.a. with his wife at his side. in a statement to c.i.a. employees today, petraeus said: that statement was followed a few minutes later by this one from the president who said he had accepted petraeus' resignation and that: it happened so suddenly even the white house press secretary seemed taken by surprise. >> the president has -- believed that general petraeus is doing and has done an excellent job but i don't have any personnel announcements to make from here today. >> reporter: the scandal comes at a sensitive time for petraeus and the c.i.a., one week before petraeus was scheduled to testify in closed-door congressional hearings about the c.i.a.'s role in fending off an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, which left the u.s. ambassador and two c.i.a. contractors dead. petraeus met his wife holly when he was a cadet at west point. she's a top appointee at the new consumer protection financial bureau. petraeus often describes her as "bright, nice, and a pit bull. someone you want in your corner." the deputy director of th
Nov 18, 2012 6:30am EST
, petraeus was nominated by president obama replacing outgoing cia director leon panetta. now head of the department of defense. but petraeus suddenly resigned one week ago in petraeus' own words, a quote unquote extramarital affair. the woman in question, paula broadwell who is also married and co-wrote a 400-page biography of general petraeus last year when petraeus was still the top commander in afghanistan. >> it is a portrait of modern warfare. and i tried to show in the back how his ideas are playing out on the ground through the poor traits of three battalion commanders. >> petraeus still has a stellar reputation. a four-star general, with a 37- year military career. he was chosen by president george w. bush to oversee the surge strategy in iraq in 2007. he was sent by president obama to be the top commander in afghanistan, heading isaf, the international security assistance force. so how did this affair come to light? when this woman, jill kelley, a married tampa bay socialite, complained to the fbi that she was receiving harassing e-mails from an anonymous sender. she regi
Nov 9, 2012 5:30pm PST
of petraeus. law enforcement sources tell bob orr there was concern about e-mails that the c.i.a. director was exchanging with a woman who is a journalist. additional sources tell us those communications involved paula broadwell, seen here with petraeus on a department plane. broadwell, 39 years old, published a book last year on petraeus' time as the general in charge in afghanistan. broadwell is a harvard university research associate and she spent time in afghanistan with petraeus. she is a west point graduate, as is petraeus. we have tried to reach broadwell today but we have not heard back. before this sudden development, it would have been hard to find edyone in washington admired as much as david petraeus. wae former general led the war in iraq and the war in sfghanistan. he is a scholar known for his calm, steady advice to presidents. we begin our coverage of this breaking story with nancy cordes at the white house tonight. nancy? hi reporter: scott, white house officials say david petraeus came here to the white house yesterday afternoon to meet with the president in person and of
FOX News
Nov 13, 2012 7:00pm PST
. >> an occasion like this is time for reflection. >> he is named at c.i.a. director. >> the opportunity to swear in the new director c.i.a., general david petraeus. >> broadwell's book is released. may 2023, f.b.i. start to investigate harassing e-mails sent to jill kelley. one month later they discover the e-mail trail leads to paula broadwell. more e-mails. this time between general petraeus and paula broadwell. thursday, november 8th, two days after the election, general petraeus meets with president obama and offers his resignation. friday november 9th the president accepts his resignation and the word gets out. >> obviously the benghazi story has put a lot of pressure on senior intelligence officials. >> greta: fast forward to today, leon panetta announces the pentagon is investigating general john allen nominated to be the european command and commander of nato forces in europe. for now that nomination is on hold. general allen is accused of exchanging thousands of inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley. >> it is simply a fact that is the white house was not aware of a situation regarding
FOX News
Nov 13, 2012 10:00am PST
investigation. when it reached the cia director, have the fbi investigate the director of of the cia and the president or the attorney general not be notified of it is a dereliction of duty. the president if he was not told should have been told and that to me was somebody really dropping the ball. the other thing makes the whole thing implausible is you have a four, five, six-month investigation whatever it was. nothing comes out, nothing is disclosed. suddenly on election night the fbi announces the investigation is over and they tell general clapper. the next day the white house finds out about it, the next day general petraeus submits his resignation. friday the president accepts the resignation. we find yesterday the fbi raiding the home of paula broadwell. then we find out general allen has been involved in emails with joe kelley, so you have like four or five different events happening in the last seven days when for the prior five or six months nothing happened publicly. megyn: let me jump in. there are so many names that i think the viewers may be confused. the top line item
Nov 9, 2012 1:00pm PST
confident that the cia will continue to thrive and carry out its essential mission. i want to bring in, first of all, nbc's mike viqueira, who is live for us at the white house. mike, his letter cites his personal indiscretion. >> reporter: yes. >> but is there any indication that there could have been some backstory to this? perhaps some threat of blackmail that may have prompted him to take this action? >> reporter: none whatsoever at this point, martin. at this point -- and details are still emerging, but you have to take this at face value. there are so few real surprises that we find anymore in washington in the lives of public officials. this certainly ranks among them. all day long ang dre ya mitchell who first broke the story, there was indication that something was up with general petraeus. you would get speculation about benghazi. and then came that statement from general petraeus that you just read saying that he had an extramarital affair and he had tendered his resignation. it turns out that happened yesterday here at the white house. he came to visit the president. he off
Nov 9, 2012 1:00pm PST
resignation of the cia director germ david petraeus, stepping down because of an extramarital affair. here's part of the message he sent to employees this afternoon. after being married for over 37 years, i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. this afternoon, the president graciously accepted my resignation. let's get right to our cnn intelligence correspondent suzanne kelly. pretty shocking information from all we know. what else are you learning? >> right. well, wolf, i don't think i can emphasize what a bombshell this was yesterday. in the letter that was sent to employees at the cia, this is the first they were hearing about what's obviously been going on for a while. and of course while we can't ask general pa traeurs what's going on, there are a few more nuggets that he sent out to the workforce today. he quoted teddy roosevelt when he said one of life's greatest gifts is the opportunity to work hard at work worth doing. these are petraeus's own words.
Nov 13, 2012 1:00am PST
the scandal that's led to david petraeus resigning from the cia. that's certainly not the first sex scandal to bring down someone in washington, it certainly won't be the last. but tonight there are growing questions about the timing of how the word got out, whether more people in the government should have been told or been told sooner that the fbi was investigating a case involving the director of the cia. we're keeping them honest as we do every night not to take sides, you can get that on other cable news channels, but to look for the truth, the facts. here's what we know right now about who knew what and when. according to "wall street journal" the fbi discovered the affair between petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell, in late summer. we'll have more on how in just a moment. so the fbi reportedly knew in late summer that the head of the cia was having an affair, but it wasn't until months later after election day that president obama found out, and the house and senate intelligence committees didn't find out until friday. congressional leaders from both parties are angry, they
Nov 9, 2012 11:35pm PST
>>> tonight on "nightline," a cia bombshell. as director david petraeus, one of the nation's most respected generals, resigns over an extramarital affair. how an fbi investigation involving his biographer brought down the man in charge of the country's most guarded secrets. >>> becoming lincoln. america's revered president, brought to life by a hollywood dream team. steven spielberg and daniel day lewis ted diane sawyer about separating the man from the myth. >>> and walk on the wild side. up close and personal with a rare and fearsome predator. our reporter puts tail in hand to get to know the african white lion. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 9th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. when president obama strode into the east room of the white house this afternoon, we all knew that job one of term two is to hammer out some sort of deal with republicans to keep the federal government from veering off the so-called fiscal cliff. and we knew he would probably lay d
Nov 12, 2012 6:00pm PST
at the cia. in may this year a government official says broadwell began sending threatening e-mails to jill kelley. she's described as a family friend. petraeus. she lives in tampa but was being warned to stay away. kelley shared her concerns over the threatening nature of the e-mails with that friend at the fbi and that's what prompted this entire investigation. but sometime around july, if we're going to talk about a time frame, we know that according to petraeus' friend, the affair ended and sources are telling cnn petraeus indicated broadwell might be obsessed with him and may have felt she was warding off the competition or something of that sort by sending these e-mails to kelley. >> quite extraordinary details are merging. barbara, if it turns out that this fbi agent was the catalyst for all this, and in fact, almost by default because he had been caught himself behaving improperly, the suggestion then becomes that this fbi investigation was sort of so hack-handed that petraeus was almost brought down by accident, that it should never really have happened. >> that is what people are
Nov 12, 2012 10:00am PST
security secrets. and the cia director. and you were never informed. >> not only that, but an fbi agent, apparently, took it upon himself to go to members of the house and tell them. and this was outside of the general line of information. and that's deeply disturbing. so i will take a look at that to too. >> let my circle back to that. the fbi agent who had initially been contacted by this woman who was a friend of the petraeus' family, jill kelly in tampa, this fbi agent who knew her, so she went to him as far as our reporting is concerned, she went to him and asked for help. she was getting e-mails that were of concern to her, harassing or threatening e-mails. this is jill kelly, whose husband and the petraeuses has been friends for more than five years -- >> well, this is all news to me. see, we were not told this. this is the first time i've learned of this. so that makes me think, how many other things are there, too? >> well, and from what our reporting, from my colleagues, pete williams, michael isikoff and i from other sources are reporting is that this agent was then taken off
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